Joint Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability & IASSID Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health SIRG

signpost for ManchesterThis is a first-of-its-kind conference; a joint enterprise between the Division of Clinical Psychology (British Psychological Society) and two European specialist learning disability associations. It is hosted by the DCP’s Faculty of Learning disability, which comprises psychologists working with people with learning disabilities, primarily in the NHS but also through local authority and third sector provisions.

Sussex Partnership is well represented.

Peter Baker is presenting his work  on positive behaviour support: Positive Behaviour Support Clinical and Process Outcomes: The P-CPO project.

Nicky Gregory (with Celia Heneage) a workshop: Group work with people who have learning disabilities; sharing ideas from clinical practice.

And I am presenting our findings for the virtual world study: Second Life, People with Learning Disabilities, & Capacity to Consent.

We’re in good company; Professor Nigel Beail, President of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability, Theresa Joyce, Chair of the Faculty of Learning disabilities, Valerie Sinason, pioneering psychotherapist for people with learning disabilities, Prof Bill Lindsay, and Baroness Sheila Hollins are presenting, chairing and overseeing symposia. I recognise many of the other names on the programme. The ones I don’t, are probably the Nigel/Bill/Valerie/Theresa/Sheilas of tomorrow.

Look out Manchester, have we got a show for you in September!

Conference details via their web page: http://www.mhid2011congress.co.uk/

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